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1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

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Publisher Comments:

(back cover)

A remarkable guide to the most stunning gardens in the world, 1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die contains inspirational designs by the most successful gardeners and designers. From the famous gardens of Granada's Alhambra to the private, hidden gems known only to the privileged few, this magnificently illustrated guide will inspire both gardeners and garden lovers.

(front flap)

A guide to inspiring landscapes designed by the world's most outstanding gardeners, architects, and garden designers, 1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die is a stunning selection of the most magnificent gardens in the world.

From the contemplative, tranquil spaces of the Japanese temple gardens to the surreal Las Pozas in the Mexican jungle, these are gardens that are sometimes startlingly unusual, but always interesting and beautiful. Whether it's the traditional European floral display of Monet's garden at Giverny or the exuberant diversity of the lush tropical gardens of Bali, gardens speak of the intimate relationship between man and the environment. Arabic and Persian gardens celebrate water, providing a haven from the harsh realities of desert life. Zen gardens were designed to replicate the perfection of the natural world in miniature--a single garden encompassing the entire world. These and hundreds more gardens are shown and described for your reading pleasure.

Lavishly illustrated with stunning photography, 1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die provides inspiration for those who enjoy gardening, and fascinating reading for those who simply enjoy gardens.

(back flap)

Rae Spencer-Jones studied horticulture before joining the editorial team of Gardens Illustrated magazine in the U.K. Now a freelance horticultural journalist and author, she has written on all areas of horticulture for a wide range of publications, including London's Daily Telegraph and The Times, Gardener's World magazine, and Gardens Illustrated. Her own book, Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland, was published in the U.K. in 2005.

Dr. Elizabeth Scholtz is Director Emeritus of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a major urban botanic garden founded in 1910. She is on the boards of the Horticultural Society of New York, the American Society of Botanical Artists, and the Screening Committee of the Garden Conservancy. She has led 98 tours for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden since 1966.

Review:

"This gorgeous volume is like porn for horticulturists. Gardens from all around the world in every possible climate, style and size fill this book to bursting. Here are public spaces everyone knows — like Central Park in New York City, Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens in Canada and Les Jardins des Tuileries in Paris — as well as gardens only the most well-traveled ever get to see; such as Bagh-e Eram in Iran or Jargu Jui Sculpture Park in Romania. Many privately owned, rarely viewed gardens are featured as well, such as Brook Cottage Garden in Oxfordshire, England; Vico Morcote in Ticino, Switzerland; and Rustenberg Farm Gardens in Western Cape, South Africa. Whether one prefers modern sculpture gardens, formal flower gardens or Japanese Zen landscapes, Spencer-Jones's impressive team of 70 photographers, writers and horticulturists have captured them all in concise detail. While some readers might have preferred more and bigger photos (sadly, some entries don't come with pictures at all), most garden lovers will appreciate the comprehensive history, design and climate information that accompanies each entry." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

(back cover)

Hello! I'm Young Genius.

This book is about the amazing machine inside your head called your brain. I'm here to tell you all about it . . .

This hugely funny book covers everything you need to know about brains, such as:

How can you look at your brain without taking it out of your head?

Where do headaches come from?

What is imagination?

With vibrant illustrations and easy-to-understand text, this is a must-have book for budding brain surgeons!

Your child can be a Young Genius, too, with this fun-filled

fact-packed book!

Synopsis:

Young Genius is a bright little boy who escorts children through the pages of this amusing and instructive color-illustrated book. Kids will discover answers to many interesting questions about their brains. For example: How can you look at your brain without taking it out of your head? Where do headaches come from? What is imagination? Does having a big brain make you more clever? Young Genius books explain different parts of the human body to children, showing and telling kids how each part works. In each book, Young Genius also talks about nourishing foods to help keep those body parts in great condition, and he asks questions that will prompt boys and girls to giggle—but also to get a clearer understanding of how their bodies function. The language is easy enough for children in early grades to understand, and the information is sound and reliable. One illustration in each book features tabs for kids to lift, look, and better understand how their bodies work. Cartoon-style color illustrations on every page.

About the Author

Rae Spencer-Jones studied horticulture before joining the editorial team of Gardens Illustrated magazine in the U.K. Now a freelance horticultural journalist, Ms. Spencer-Jones's articles appear in a wide range of publications, including London's Daily Telegraph and The Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764160059
Author:
Spencer Jones, Rae
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series
Preface by:
Scholtz, Elizabeth
Preface:
Scholtz, Elizabeth
Author:
Gulliksen, Eivind
Author:
Spencer-Jones, Rae
Author:
Lennard, Kate
Subject:
Regional
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Gardens
Subject:
Science & Technology - Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Regional - General
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.25 in 73.6 oz

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Product details 960 pages Barron's Educational Series - English 9780764160059 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This gorgeous volume is like porn for horticulturists. Gardens from all around the world in every possible climate, style and size fill this book to bursting. Here are public spaces everyone knows — like Central Park in New York City, Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens in Canada and Les Jardins des Tuileries in Paris — as well as gardens only the most well-traveled ever get to see; such as Bagh-e Eram in Iran or Jargu Jui Sculpture Park in Romania. Many privately owned, rarely viewed gardens are featured as well, such as Brook Cottage Garden in Oxfordshire, England; Vico Morcote in Ticino, Switzerland; and Rustenberg Farm Gardens in Western Cape, South Africa. Whether one prefers modern sculpture gardens, formal flower gardens or Japanese Zen landscapes, Spencer-Jones's impressive team of 70 photographers, writers and horticulturists have captured them all in concise detail. While some readers might have preferred more and bigger photos (sadly, some entries don't come with pictures at all), most garden lovers will appreciate the comprehensive history, design and climate information that accompanies each entry." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , (back cover)

Hello! I'm Young Genius.

This book is about the amazing machine inside your head called your brain. I'm here to tell you all about it . . .

This hugely funny book covers everything you need to know about brains, such as:

How can you look at your brain without taking it out of your head?

Where do headaches come from?

What is imagination?

With vibrant illustrations and easy-to-understand text, this is a must-have book for budding brain surgeons!

Your child can be a Young Genius, too, with this fun-filled

fact-packed book!

"Synopsis" by , Young Genius is a bright little boy who escorts children through the pages of this amusing and instructive color-illustrated book. Kids will discover answers to many interesting questions about their brains. For example: How can you look at your brain without taking it out of your head? Where do headaches come from? What is imagination? Does having a big brain make you more clever? Young Genius books explain different parts of the human body to children, showing and telling kids how each part works. In each book, Young Genius also talks about nourishing foods to help keep those body parts in great condition, and he asks questions that will prompt boys and girls to giggle—but also to get a clearer understanding of how their bodies function. The language is easy enough for children in early grades to understand, and the information is sound and reliable. One illustration in each book features tabs for kids to lift, look, and better understand how their bodies work. Cartoon-style color illustrations on every page.
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